Feathered Thanks — Monday Montage #24

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWell, Convention is over.  It was fabulous and I already miss my stamping friends and am looking forward to next year’s event.  While I was there, I was able to hook up with the Monday Montage team members who were able to go (unfortunately that wasn’t all of us), and of course we had to swap cards! I’ll be sharing mine tonight, and I’ll bet some of the others will be doing the same.  So make sure you hop on to all ten of the blogs by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of each post.

Hooray for the Montage GirlsI used the A Happy Hooray stamp set and the Hello Darling stamp set on this one.  The feathers and sentiment come from the first, and the striped circles from the latter.

Hooray for the Montage Girls Close UpThe feathers were embossed with Crushed Curry embossing powder.  I used a color scheme of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Strawberry Slush.

You’re ready to hop on over to the super talented Breelin Renwick’s blog.  Just click on the Next button below.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop on over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.

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Thank You Darling — FMS145

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And our fabulously talented Aussie friend, Narelle Farrugia, has a great sketch for us.

I have been loving the Hello Darling stamp set lately.  I was on the fence about this set, as I was not sure about how versatile it would be.  But I’m so glad I got it!  I keep coming up with more ways to use it.  And when I saw Narelle’s sketch, I knew I wanted to use this stamp set.

Thank You Darling FMSI used a color combo of So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive.  I embossed the floral image with clear embossing powder on the So Saffron card stock, which gave it almost the appearance of Crushed Curry — love it!

Thank You Darling

The sentiment comes from the set Four You.

I hope you’ll join us and play along with this challenge.  You can see what the other designers made with the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Hello Darling Typeset

Darling NewsprintWhen I saw that some new newsprint dsp was being offered in the new catalog, I was so happy!  One of the techniques I love to use with it is painting a layer of gesso over it.  I just use a foam paintbrush and spread a light layer over the paper.  Once it dries (pretty quickly) I can stamp on it, or just leave it plain.  Either way, it adds a cool texture and mutes the dark black type a little.

Darling Newsprint Close UpI used Night of Navy, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Old Olive inks for this card.  I also used some little scraps of Flowerpot dsp and Moonlight dsp.

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Hello Darling

So do any of you break out into song when you see the title of the Hello Darling stamp set. That old Conway Twitty song just pops into my head…every…single…time.

Well, I bought this stamp set because I do love the stamped images.  But one in particular stood out to me, and was really the main reason why I bought the set — the scattered sequins image.  I had visions of embossed sequins in all sorts of colors!  So that’s what I had to use for the first card I made with this set.

Hello DarlingThe color scheme that I used for this card is Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, and Early Espresso.  The dsp is from the All Abloom dsp stack.

Hello Darling Close UpI love the little bit of shine that the embossing adds to the sequins image.

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